Thursday, November 17, 2016

Ikebana with CMU's Japanese Student Association, November 18.

Carnegie Mellon University's Japanese Student Association will host an ikebana session on Friday, November 18 as part of the JSA's Culture Month.
For our last event in JSA's Culture Month, we will showcase Ikebana, the art of Japanese flower arrangement, in Doherty Hall 2302. More than just putting flowers in a pot, this art is a disciplined, intricate practice that translates the beauty one might see on a painting to real life. You will also be making your very own display to keep! If you are taking a Japanese course in CMU, then extra credit will be given for attendance!

Ikebana (生け花) is the Japanese art of flower arrangement, and a disciplined art form in which nature and humanity are brought together. Ikebana often emphasizes other areas of the plant, such as its stems and leaves, and draws emphasis toward shape, line, and form. Though ikebana is a creative expression, it has certain rules governing its form. The artist's intention behind each arrangement is shown through a piece's color combinations, natural shapes, graceful lines, and the usually implied meaning of the arrangement.
The event runs from 5:00 to 6:30 pm in Doherty Hall 2032 (map).